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of "escape from north korea: the untold story of asia's underground railroad" a senior fellow, melanie kirkpatrick. im ken weinstein, president and ceo of hudson institute and i'd also like to welcome our audience watching at home on booktv and also want to especially thank our friends at c-span for covering today's event. there's a couple of guys present day the website to acknowledge. the council general of south korea and new york, ambassador sergio sans who is here. i would also -- [applause] and i'd also like to acknowledge a president of the japanese deputy consul general in new york committee pd consul general colin mara. [applause] in addition of a two note the presence of several hudson institute trustees. our vice chair comes very start and are traced the come and check david, who is a special interest in this book as he was the first person to read it i needs me to the author. we are grateful for jack service on our board and also involvement in this book. lastly, what do you think distinguished panelists, alice rearden, cryptanalysis president is george w. bush special envo
of north korea. our cameras go inside the under ground railroad. >> helping north koreans get out, the secret groups. this is extremely dangerous. >> for the first time this detector speaks. >> we escaped over the river at the narrowest part. >> a baumanana baby from the 19. jennifer he esposito have in common? >> he had the heist case i have ever seen. >> we look at the medical mystery story of celiac disease. it's what happens when food and what's in it becomes your enemy. >> >> this is "fox files." >> december 28th, 2011, sub zero temperatures and a winter storm grip north korea as the world's most secretive and oppressive country laid to rest its supreme leader kim jong-il. the world got a rare glimpse inside this sealed off nation, historical throngs of north koreans line the 25 mile route in the procession in a ritual of bizarre mourning but it is unclear if the wailing was genuine or motivated fear. >> people probably understand what would happen if they didn't show sufficient grief. >> much of it was forced. the state wanted this behavior. >> and the state was working over
reimpressive place on earth. now this 20 something son armed with nukes is the new dictator of north korea, but is there tbroagrowing dis sent in our cas go in the underground railroad. >> secret routes helping north koreans get out. this is extremely dangerous. >> for the first time this defector speaks. >> we escaped over the river at the narrowest part. >> and what does a hockey player, a banana baby from the 1930s, and blue blood's actress jennifer esposito have in common. >> you have the highest case i've ever seen. >>a h we dig deep into the medil mystery of celiac disease. it's what happens when food becomes your enemy. >>> this is fox files. >> december 28th, 2011. subzero temperatures and a winter snow grip north korea. as the world's most see corrective and oppressive country laid to rest its supreme leader, king km jong il. the world got a rare glimpse inside the sealed-off nation. hysterical throngs of north koreans lined the 25-mile route of the funeral procession in a ritualis of bizarre mourning. it's unclear if the wailing was genuine or motivated by fear. >> people probabl
from the same family control the most oppressive place on earth. he is the new dictator of north korea at 20 something years old. is there growing dissent? our cameras go inside the under ground railroad. >> secret groups helping north koreans get out. this is extremely dangerous. >> for the first time this detector speaks. >> we escaped over the river at the narrowest part. >> what does a hockey play, a banana baby from the 1930s and jennifer esposito have in common? >> we have sell celiac disease. >> it is what happens when food and what's in it becomes your enemy. >> i am ar they will neville. >> i am bell hemmer. this is "fox files." >>> december 28th, 2011, sub zero temperatures and a winter snow gripped north korea as the world's most secretive and oppressive company laid to rest its supreme leader kim jong-il. the world got a rare glimpse inside this sealed off nation. hysterical throngs of north koreans lined the 25 mile route of the funeral procession a ritual of bizarre mourning it is unclear if it was genuine or motivated fear? >> people probably understand what would happen
the most repressive place on earth. now this 20 something armed with nukes is the dictator of north korea. our cameras go inside the under ground railroad. >> helping north koreans get out, the secret groups. this is extremely dangerous. >> for the first time this detector speaks. >> we escaped over the river at the narrowest part. >> a baumanana baby from the 19. jennifer he esposito have in >> you have the highest case i have ever seen. >> this is fox files. >> december 28, 2011. as korea laid to list its supreme leader, kim jong-il. the world got a rare glimpse inside the sealed off nation. hoytal thongs of north koreans lined the route, but it's unclear if the wailing was genuine or motivated by fear. >> the people probably understand what would happen if they didn't show sufficient grief. >> much of this was forced. the state wanted them to behave this way. >> and the state was working overtime in the days after kim jong-il's death. they were ensuring that north koreans did not deviate from the ideology and behavior. >> north korea is the single most closed and repressed society argu
electricity needs. >>> senior diplomats from japan and north korea have wrapped up a round of talks in mongolia. they discussed a number of outstanding issues, including the abduction of japanese nationals during the 1970s and '80s. delegates from japan and north korea ended a two-day meeting in mongolia's capital, ulan bator. one of the main items on their agenda was tokyo's request to solve the abductions issue. >> translator: we had a frank exchange of views on the abduction of japanese citizens. we agreed to continue examining and discussing this issue. based on the progress made so far and taking into account our respective positions. >> japan's envoy called for the return of japanese remains dating back to the evacuation of the korean peninsula around the end of world war ii. he also asked that japanese women who relocated to north korea with their spouses several decades ago be allowed to visit japan. north korean delegates said they were ready to cooperate on both issues. the two sides also agreed to discuss the north's nuclear and missile development programs. >>> earlier i
on a large scale. >> greta: what is the chinese viewpoint of what they're doing vis-a-vis north korea? >> almost any country, chinese goes back than our memory. because of the great war, many of the invasions of china have come by bypassing the great wall, along north korea. and... also, the japanese intend to conquer asiana started in korea. so china, korea is an extremely sensitive point. what i think the chinese would like best is an outcome would be a nonnuclear, peaceful, north korea. they would not want a unified korea because it would seem that the high-tech korea and yellow ribbon with modern weapons would resurrect his storeal cal threats in their minds. also for them, the korean war as the image they thought as a symbolic significance. they took on the united states when they were very weak and came out from their point of view, achieving their effectiveness. >> greta: straight ahead, it's not just iran. another big nuclear threat, north korea. what should the obama administration do in next four years? what will it do? that is next. humans -- even when we cross our t's and
of the regions indexes as well. sou south korea's kospi is trading down. toyota motor executives are boosting vehicles. it's said to become the production center. toyota president made the announcement in bangkok during the 50th anniversary ceremonies for the firm's thai unit. >> in the near future we plan to build as many as one million vehicles a year. >> the goal is to churn out one and a half times more product than the current 6,000 units per year. toyota is the best selling auto maker in thailand. three plants roll out vehicles for domestic consumption to over 100 countries including the rest of southeast asia. >>> the indian government has approved a project to export rare earth metals to japan. japanese trading house and an indian firm have teamed .urces thursday. toyota executives are said to begin test operations next month at 80ss extraction facility in southern india. exports will begin next year. that's all for business news this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the region's markets. >>> it's two against one in south korea's upcoming election. now they're putting their plans
public worship of the leader of north korea. his vision has come to light a few years earlier and the republic of korea. as the years went by, i couldn't get the closing line out of my head. it read, when i got off the plane in peking, i kissed the ground, happy to be back in a free country. a free country? china in 1981? i had been there. i knew that china was not safe. was it really possible that there could be a place that north korea could be worse? thirty years later, we know the answer to that question. it is the world most repressive state. it controls every aspect of the people's lives, even whether they get to eat. religion is banned. there is no law. perceived political infractions are often involved. a political offender knows that when he goes to prison, his parents and his children will probably go with him. there are probably about 200,000 north koreans today in more than a million who have already died there. these are the people that i write about in my book. this knowledge comes to us despite knowledge of the kim family regime to keep it secret. for more than
of the communist party's political bureau's new standing committee have visited south korea. the agency said china's relations with south korea are expected to strengthen. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has sent a congratulatory telegram to xi jinping. north korea's state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the friendly ties between china and north korea will become stronger, as desired by the people of both countries. china is north korea's biggest ally. the economic ties between the two countries, including trade and investment, have strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will visit china for talks with the new leaders. >>> three israelis have been killed after a rocket fired from gaza hit a building in the south of the country. they're the first casualties there since israel's military carried out an air strike that killed the hama
satellite imagery firm are raising red flags about a new picture they've taken of north korea. they say the recent photo of a recent facility shows increased activity, and they warn north korean authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the one that happened last april. digitalglobe released the image of the facility in tongchang-ri in the country's northwest. photo was taken on november 23rd. it shows a new tent, trucks, and many fuel tanks. digitalglobe analysts say north korean authorities could carry out a missile launch in the next three weeks. earlier, u.s. satellite images of the facility showed what are believed to be parts of a long-range ballistic missile. >>> north koreans space officials failed earlier this year when they tried to launch what they said was a rocket carrying a satellite. some governments called it a missile test. the photos showing renewed activity in the north is prompting renewed attention from different nations. >> translator: we are monitoring related reports. maintaining peace and stability on the korean peninsula is the common respons
studies program, our school of foreign service, and the korea economic institute who have partnered to bring together some of our countries most respected minds on foreign policy and asia. we are deeply grateful to doctor victor cha a professor in government and asian studies and director of asian studies here in georgetown. carol lancaster, our dean of the school of foreign service, and doctor abraham kim, the interim president of the korea economic institute, for making this event possible. were also aren't up with is representative of the department of education, and we thank the department for its recognition of our asian studies program title vi, national resources center for east asia. it's fitting we gather today for this conversation just days before the presidential election. the topic of our discussion will take on increasing importance for our president in the next four years. secretary of state hillary clinton who offered a foreign policy address on this very stage just two weeks ago has written in foreign policy about the growing significance of the u.s. asian relations
of their business year. that's due to flagging overseas demand and increasing competition from china and south korea. three steel companies said that although they managed to stay in the black between april and september, their pretax profits plunged between 73% and 92% from a year earlier. they are nippon steel corporation, sumitomo metal industries and jfe holdings. nippon steel and sumitomo metal merged in october. another maker, kobe steel, swung into the red. corporate executives say demand for steel remains weak in the midst of the global economic slowdown. they predict that supply is likely to remain excessive for some time. >>> china's industrial production and sales picked up in october. the latest data appeared to show that the country's economy has started getting traction again. china's national bureau of statistics says industrial output climbed over 9% last month from a year earlier. it was the second straight month of gains. the pace of growth was 0.4% faster than in september. meanwhile, retail sales were up more than 14%. the increase was 0.3% more than in the previous month. earlie
but now japan, china, and south korea will have free lateral trade talks on tuesday as they put aside recent diplomatic tensions. will meet on the sidelines of the east asia summit in cambodia. the delegates are the trade minister, china's commerce minister, and south korea's chief trade negotiator. administrators have agreed in may during talks in beijing to begin negotiations by year end. but it took them awhile to deliver on their promise due to territorial disputes. japanese leaders are aiming to build on the fda to improve its ties with china and south korea. also on tuesday in cambodia, the t ten-member association and regional partners including china and south korea will likely agree to start discussions discussing regional economic partnership. >>> now let's chick on the markets for this tuesday morning. first the u.s. markets posted gains for monday on politicians' remarks indicating they're ready to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial average gained by 1.6% to close at 12,795. all 30 components ended in the positive. the nasdaq also surged nodding
korea, the kospi is trading higher by almost .8%, currently 1898. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index there is trading well over 1%. 1.3% at 4426. >>> ministers from japan and south korea are discussing a broad range of economic issues. japan apparently hopes that the two countries will reassert the imrtance of their economic ties and that's despite a souring in their political relations due to a territorial dispute. the working-level talks in seoul on thursday will be attended by japanese deputy foreign minister koji and south korean deputy trade minister yi. they're expected to trade opinions on various matters including trade, investment and tourism. their topics are expected to include a free trade agreement between japan, south korea and china. the three countries agreed on tuesday to start talks on a tri-lateral fta. due to the territorial dispute between japan and south korea, an official meeting between the top leaders did not take place on the isidelines of the asean summit earlier this week. >>> the world inhabitants could soon find themselves outnumbere
>>> north korea under the mi microsco microscope. a u.n. panel has done something it has not done before. the committee adopted a non-binding resolution that condemned north korea for rampant abuses of human rights. they say the u.n. is interfering in the country's internal affairs. the resolution stated what they called systematic, widespread, and grave violations of civil rights. they report to torture, prison camps and public executions and urged leaders to resolve the abductions of japanese and other foreign nationals. north koreans kidnapped at least 17 japanese in the 1970s and '806s and only five returned home. the ambassador said they are a global issue. the envoy rejected the resolution and called it a fabrication based on political motivation. delegates from china and russia made it clear they rejected the conclusions of the resolution. analysts with an american satellite imagery firm have other concerns. they s a recent photo showed increase activity around a missile facility in north korea. they warn authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the one
jinping. north korea state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the friendly ties between china and north korea will become stronger, as desired by the people of both countries. china is north korea's biggest ally. the economic ties between the two countries, including trade and investment, have strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's kropsi cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will schedule talks with the new leaders. >>> the eurozone economic shrank from july to september compared to the previous three months. this is a decline for the second quarter in a row. this also means the common currency block slid into a recession. the european union's data office released the preliminary figure of gross domestic product for the third quarter of this year. it fell 0.1% from the previous three months. among the 17 nations in the eurozone, portugal's gdp fell 0.8%
-called hot spots may bring the two powers to war, one, korea peninsula, and the other, taiwan strait. but there are two new flashing points now. one is china sea, east sea, and, two, south china sea. >> reporter: the professor says chinese leaders will act more aggressively as their confidence grows. chinese officials will select a new leadership after the u.s. presidential vote. zhao says it will be important for the new leaders of both countries to work on creating mechanisms to avoid military confrontation. >> korea peninsula, taiwan strait, i always they that the current, relatively stable circumstances is a result of co-management of beijing and washington. the dispute in east sea or in south china sea may still need the -- some kind of cooperation or even co-management between washington and beijing. >> reporter: more than ever china poses economic and diplomatic challenges to the u.s. the key to establish peace and stability in the asia-pacific lies in the hands of the next u.s. president. in a short while, we will know who will be in this position. susumu kojima, nhk world, w
korea's largest opposition party says he wants to improve the country's strained relations with japan. moon jae-in of the democratic united party said he stands firm with south korea's position on historical issues involving japan, but he also showed a positive stance on developing bilateral relations. >> translator: the leaders of south korea and japan should make special efforts to keep historical issues from hindering the development of future oriented ties between the two countries. >> moon has usually taken a tough stance toward japan. experts say he likely softened his position to cordon a policy on the company with independent presidential candidate ahn cheol-soo. moon is speaking to convince ahn to let him become the lone challenger in the december election. >>> north korea says it's ready for better relations with the united states, but it says the u.s. must first end its policy of hostility toward the north. the message came almost a week after the re-election of u.s. president barack obama. experts say the result should be a relief for the north as his republican challenger
entrepreneur, aung gained fame for his anti-virus programs. some call him the bill gates of south korea. representatives of both moon and aung have been talking about joining forces. polls suggest their only chance against pak is to agree on a unified candidacy. moon and aung held their first and only televised debate on wednesday to decide who should go up against pak. >> translator: i think i'm the best prepared candidate for those who want to run for president because of my experience in national politics. >> moon criticized aung for his lack of political experience, saying he's better suited to lead the country. aung responded by saying that south korean politics needs to change and that he is the one who can do that. >> translator: one citizen told me i should run for president. otherwise, the people will never be able to regain control of politics. i won't forget this. >> about policies towards north korea, moon said the south and north should hold an inter-korean summit as soon as possible. >> translator: you have to have a detailed plan from the beginning of your campaign. once
fame for his anti-virus programs. some call him the bill gates of south korea. representatives of moon and aung have been talking about joining forces. they held their first and only debate on wednesday to decide who should go up against pak. >> translator: i think i'm the best prepared candidate for those who want to run for president because of my experience in national politics. >> moon criticized aung for his lack of political experience, saying he's better suited to lead the country. aung responded by saying that south korean politics needs to change and that he is the one who can do that. >> translator: one citizen told me i should run for president. otherwe, the people will never be able to regain control of polics. i won't forget this. >> about policies towards north korea, moon said the south and north should hold an inter-korean summit as soon as possible. >> translator: you have to have a detailed plan from the beginning of your campaign. once i am elected, i will carry out my plan. >> translator: if you set a deadline for a summit, you lose the initiative during negotiatns
islands in the waters separating the nations, but south korea controls the territory. and both candidates say that's not up for negotiation. still, park says japan is an important friend. she wants to increase economic cooperation. moon says leaders of both countries should make efforts to prevent the past from hindering ties. but he's firmer on certain cases. he says japanese government officials are distorting historical facts on longstanding issues. the debates over territory and history will continue after south koreans elect a new president. but some business people there say the coverage of these differences misrepresents what's really going on. they say people from both countries are finding new ways to work together all the time. nhk world's kahu izumitani has shows us. >> reporter: this restaurant serves japanese noodle ramen. the staff here speak japanese. the menu is written in japanese. but this restaurant is in seoul. >> translator: political issues will not affect the popularity of japanese food culture here. >> translator: political disputes and cultural exchanges are compl
officials in south korea are trying to stay a few moves ahead of the reclusive and unpredictable neighbor. they want to stop north korean authorities from possibly launching a long-range missile, and so they've turned to china for help because it has a strong influence over the north. south korea's chief negotiator on north korea's nuclear development is visiting beijing. lim sung-nam will meet with senior chinese officials inwuding wu dawei. he's the chair of the six-party talks on north's nuclear program. >> translator: we will discuss the latest situation on the korean peninsula. i hope to build closer ties with china. >> lim's visit comes nearly a week after an american satellite imagery firm tsunamied a photo showing activity at a missile launch site in north korea. analysts say authorities in the north have recently transported trucks and many fuel tanks to the site. it is the same location from which they tried, but failed, to launch a long-rain ballistic missile back in april. north korean officials say it was a satellite-carrying rocket. >>> pob you louse, prosperous, pushing ahe
on in another part of the world. i came to the job by being ambassador in korea, and i walked in to a meeting that i thought was going to be with steve hadly and condoleezza rise joined the meeting. both steve and condoleezza said to me our country has been going through two wars and we need diplomats. they made it clear we need to start tamping down some issues in the world. we can't have everything kind of belowing up in the our faces. and one of the issues that i was very aware of coming from seoul was that if you did opinion survey in the fall of 2004, some 40% of south korea begans were blaming the united states for the north korea nuclear crisis, if you could imagine that. so a lot of what was really necessary in terms of the six-party talk, the process the president bush had set up with [inaudible] process that jim kelly and mike green got going. it in fact it elaborated some of the negotiating strategy. that process was very important not so much in terms of dealing with the always lovable north koreans. you pick to pick them up and hug them, you know. the process was important we had
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a military coupe. >>> japan and north korea have ended their first day of senior working level talks in mongolia. analysts believe japan is pushing for the resolution of north korea's past abduction of japanese nationals. they began bilateral taulks on thursday. he was represented by the north korea official in charge of normalizing talks with japan. japan urged to take specific steps to address the abduction of japanese citizens during the 1970s and 1980s. >> translator: we discussed the sometimes difficult agenda in a sincere manner. there were frank discussions on a viearieties of issues. >> thealks a scheduled to continue on friday. >>> japan's space agency and a commercial machinery maker developed a camera. the device will help in the clean up of radioactive materials that leaked out. the cameras equipped with high radiation. it's shown on a monor i red, yellow and green. they each indicate different levels of contamination intensity. developers say the camera will help people working on decontamination and check the effectiveness of their work. the camera has a wide front view
to reach agreement by the end of 2015. leader from japan, china, and south korea agreed to start talking on a free trade agreement of their own. they said they would put aside the territorial disputes between japan and the two other nations. japanese officials want to ease restrictions to give them more access to their neighbor's economies. chinese and south korean officials have already begun talks on a free trade deal between their countries. now negotiators involved in discussions for another free trade zone in the asia pacific say they hope to conclude an agreement by the end of next year. they're trying to strike a deal for what's known as the trance pacific partnership or tpp. leaders of seven of the 11 countries discussing the u.s. life led on the sidelines of the east asia summit. the negotiators wanted to conclude a deal by the end of this year, but they couldn't agree on how to elimite taffs and they're still divided on other issues such as whether they will allow exemptions to the rules. australian prime minister julia gilliard said an ambitious deadline would be to reach agre
president lee myung-bak said he's sure the u.s. and south korea will continue to develop their alliance. australia is another key ally in the region. prime minister julia gillard pledged cooperations during president obama's second term. >> i'd like to welcome president obama my warmest congratulations on his reelection. we've got so much to do together in these years. >> chinese leaders also sent congratulatory messages. yet china's one asian country that might become frustrated with an expanded u.s. presence in the region. chinese have vowed to strengthen their maritime strength. not everyone in the region shared excitement over obama's victory. ahmadinejad accused the election as capitalists. obama wasted no time in showing his continued interest in the region. white house officials announced on thursday the president is expected to attend the east asia summit next week in cambodia. >>> presidential candidates are stepping up their campaigns. the front runner is taking a tough stance on foreign policy and the opposition camps announced a surprise move. park said historical and territ
main domestic challenge, the economy, he'll also have to face challenges abroad. iran and north korea are two nations his administration will need to address. he'll continue to pressure them to stop their nuclear development. but at the same time president barack obama will have to be very careful to avoid military conflicts. he knows very well that most americans are already wary after the longest wars in u.s. history in iran and afghanistan. >> you mentioned part of this question, but how will he handle relations with asia? >> well, obama said a year ago that he plans to shift attention to asia pacific region. he also said that the u.s. is a pacific nation. the key will be how he handles china which will soon have new leadership. he said there's room to cooperate with the world's second largest economy. but he's also promising to keep pressure to abide by international rules and stop manipulating its currency. many americans consider china and economic threat. they're also wear of its military expansion. obama will likely strengthen relations with u.s. allies such as japan to keep -
valley turns to south korea to help. effort that could be a win-win. 7 news business technology reporter david lieu attended match making event in santa clara today. >> technology key driver of the south korean economy making up 40 percent of the trade. without the component it makes americans might not have smart phones or high def tv monitor. >> i think it's sort of under celebrated fact but korean technology pervades the homes in pockets of most americans. >>reporter: 43 trade agreement signed last march is already paving the way for more investment and partnership between silicon valley and korea a.500 korean company show off their latest technology in a two day conference in santa cl. he developed leading technology institute. california tech firms see korea as partner who can help them develop and refine the technology for global sale. he sold his company makes wireless systems for the energy industry. >> korea is great. and in0vaivt and track record. u.s. company lake qualcomm, teaming with large company like lg and samsung being the launch pad and spring board for t
years you were saying? i would not be surprised if some big issue came up in korea. i relate them to china in a sense that i think the quality of our dialogue with the chinese and needs to be stepped up on that issue. for example, we have had an operation called 5029. whether it needs to be redacted or something in some areas, i would like to sit down with the chinese and make it abundantly clear to them what we would do and what we would not do in the event that north korea somehow has a -- i do not think we have any interest in stationing troops there are putting listening posts on the river. i do not think we have an interest in her name in china -- hurting china's profile. i have had some of these conversations. we need to be systematic to the point where the chinese start responding and have a real conversation about it. this will discussion about china and the united states, year that china is some kind of collective not and believes in act-- collective now and believe in x. >> i want to reinforce chris's instinct. i believe there is a good chance that north korea will parol
nomination. >> why did he fire douglas macarthur? >> i have a whole chapter on korea, which was a difficult chapter to write because akin to the conclusion after i did all my research on the korean war that it was a mistake. this was the war -- in some places -- this was, i think, an unnecessary war that happened very quickly with the north korean communist government crossing the 38th parallel that was agreed upon in peace treaties. immediately overran, started to overrun south korea. without consulting with the president, who was back home in independence, he went to the u.n. and said we have to do something about it to stop it. he said, i will come back, hot on the plane. he said, get a good night's sleep and come tomorrow. so he did. truman was furious with what was going on. we now have the truman doctrine, which said that if communists tried to take over countries we will block them. we will give money to greece and turkey, an airlift to berlin when russians blockaded. we had red lines. when the north koreans crossed the red line -- he was furious, so he backed him and sent the army t
, south korea, and japan aiming to lower barriers to trade and services by the end of 2015. the economic bloc compromiises f the world's population and generates one-third of gdp. the same day of meetings had another major deal. trade ministers of japan, china, and south korea agreed to start negotiations for a trilateral free-trade agreement. ties between the neighbors have soured over various territorial disputes. but ministers of the nations managed to put their economies ahead of politics. one reason why china may be more open to partnerships in asia could be a certain level of anxiety over the increasing u.s. presence in the region. u.s. president obama had just met with the leaders of six countries include mag lay sha and singapore. they' peer to have agreed to speed up negotiations for the trans-pacific partnership. amid growing global uncertainties, asian markets are being looked on as economic advantages with great potential. they are striving for regional influence. hiroki yajima, nhk world, phnom penh. >> competition between the united states and china for influence in southea
a period of only two weeks, we went to war. so the training was very on the job out there in korea. we were involved my particular unit with the landing battle. the first chinese intervention and at the chosen reservoir. of all these men that were out there, 27 out of 220 who went initially, only 27 were able to board ship in the final evacuation from korea. >> let me ask you, sir, as the first asian american officer in the corp you were asked to translate right? and you said no i want to fight? >> i wasn't really the first chinese or asian american in the marine corp. i was the first regular officer of asian extraction. and my intention was to join the marine corp to fight and not to serve as a translator. >> to fight the communist. >> yes. >> let me ask you colonel mcgee, you flew 409 missions in several different conflicts; correct? >> yes. >> awarded the medal of honor by president bush. when you sit here today on veteran's day, what goes through your mind as you sit here in your uniform today? >> realizing that we represent an important bit of our country's history and what it meant to
from tossing anti-government leaflets. south korea holds a presidential election next month. the three main candidates are focusing their campaigns on the economy, and they are targeting a group of voters especially unhappy about the way it's been managed. it was the first time the three presidential hopefuls premiered at the same event. they spoke on plans for revitalizing the economy. in the audience, 3,000 small business owners. all three nominees pledge to support small firms and all promised them more protection, calling for title controls on large corporations. opposite candidate moon jae-in is trailing in the polls. he's proposing a united front against the ruling party. independent cheol-soo said he was too busy drawing up a policy manifesto. the talks are expected to go ahead once jah-in has announced his policies. the approval rating of the two candidates is almost level. >>> south korea's current president, lee myung-bak is in another scandal. prosecutors questioned his older brother. they wanted to know more about irregularities in a project to build lee a retirement home.
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